Oak Hall wins district title with shutout of Saints


Published: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
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Oak Hall's Tim Roark, left, tries to keep the ball away from St. John Lutheran's Dom Carrizzo. Roark went on to score the final goal of the game for the Eagles.

AARON DAYE/The Gainesville Sun
The Oak Hall Eagles (13-2-5) captured the District 3, Class 2A championship on Friday with a 3-0 drubbing of St. John Lutheran, which only managed three shots on goal - two coming in the final two minutes of the game.
As the Saints were having a hard time getting any offense going, Oak Hall had its own difficulties in the first half.
Eighth-grader Jordan Chung scored on a line drive in the 21st minute, ending the Eagles struggles. The Saints, however, would find themselves down only a goal as the first half ended.
That would soon change in the second, as senior forward Alex Perea set up Luke Bietila to give Oak Hall a quick 2-0 lead.
Oak Hall outhustled St. John Lutheran to nearly every ball with six corner kicks to the Saints' two.
Saints senior goalkeeper Chris Cummings had 14 saves in his attempt to keep the game from getting ugly.
The Eagles good scoring chances, however, paid off once more as senior mid-fielder Tim Roark lobbed one over Cummings with an assist from Aaron Godet just before the game ended.
Oak Hall advances to Thursday's regional quarterfinal against the winner of the District 1-2A final.

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